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February 11, 2018

From Both of Us — Tip of the Week

Filed under: Updates — Both Sisters @ 2:28 pm

Many of you have joined our Ravelry group called, with much creativity,  The Rainey Sisters.  Each week we share our Tip of the Week.  This week’s tip is about how we use waste yarn to count rows when doing things like increases or decreases on a sleeve.  Because it is easy to do but difficult to describe, Susan prepared a very professional :cough: :cough: video:

Also, Susan’s FREE 2018 Winter Games Hat pattern is going gang busters on Ravelry.  Click on over and check it out!!

PS to Susan: I am wearing my Funky Grandpa!!

PS2 to Kate: Throwers rock, so nannie-nannie-boo-boo to pickers!!



  1. This is great, and similar to what I’ve done, as I do so much knitting in the car. Leftover yarn also makes nice stitch markers. What sweater are you wearing?

    Comment by Susan — February 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

  2. Great tip and video. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise.

    Comment by Ruth — February 11, 2018 @ 11:03 pm

  3. Thank you for the great tips! I don’t know why I never thought to mark the original number of stitches like that before. I will certainly do it from now on.

    Comment by Mary Lou Keenan — February 12, 2018 @ 2:17 pm

  4. Wonderful tip – never thought of putting markers to double check increases on both sides – much faster and easier to check that way!

    Comment by Amy — February 12, 2018 @ 8:38 pm

  5. Awesome! I’ve used progress markers before to count rows since last increase but this does so much more. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Sue — February 13, 2018 @ 10:46 am

  6. Wonderful. Thank you so much. You have also improved my butterfly-making.

    Comment by Chloe — February 13, 2018 @ 12:11 pm

  7. A great tip. And I was delighted to see you are a thrower – there seem to be fewer and fewer of us these days!

    Comment by Kate — February 14, 2018 @ 3:52 pm

  8. Your video has been so helpful. Thanks so much! As an aside, are you increasing from the stitch below? I think it’s a very clean (almost invisible) looking.

    Comment by Karen — February 17, 2018 @ 4:59 pm

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